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We have an extensive list of technical and informative material on our website.  The general topic headings are listed below.   Lots of stuff here

Architects & Engineers
Take a look at a sample Scope of Work for an IT professional on your IT project.  We know data centers.  We know cabling design.  Plus, we travel.  Contact Us and we'll send you an e-copy for your own use

ABR Does So Much More

See the exceptionally broad and diversified services ABR Consulting Group, Inc. can provide for your IT design and relocation projects

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NEWS
Avaya Announces New Ordering Codes for Fiber Patch Cords

CODES & STANDARDS
Cable Toxicity Issue
TIA/EIA-568
TIA/EIA-569
TIA/EIA-606
TIA/EIA-607

Non-Plenum Cable Under the Raised Floor?
 We show you the code and explain the circumstances where this is permitted.  Save $$$ on your cabling costs.  

FACILITIES
Calculating Power & Heat Loads for Data Centers/Server Rooms 

ELECTRICAL CONVERSIONS
Formulas to find watts, volt-amperes, KW and KVA.  Formula to convert KW to BTUs

BUDGETING
Planning & Relocating an IBM-Type Mainframe Data Ctr

Data Center Construction Costs by the Uptime Institute

Budget Busters
Starting with a foolproof budget?  Check out our list of 16 IT-related budget items that you must not overlook

Mover's Insurance
What!!  I'm relocating $8mm worth of equipment and the mover's insurance pays the same as airline luggage. Yep, about $0.60 a pound.  Tips on insuring your equipment

OPTICAL FIBER SPEEDS

Optical fiber speeds and their comparisons to DS3 and DS1 speeds


 





ABR CONSULTING GROUP, INC.

IT, COMPUTER ROOM, SERVER ROOM, NETWORK RELOCATION PLANNING, DESIGN AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT - TELECOMMUNICATION CONSULTING

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IT departments are normally extremely busy these days with ever-increasing workloads and strained resources.  IT/IS relocation events ratchet the workload even tighter with suddenly increased and time-constrained activities - these are huge workloads.  Further exacerbating the strain, it is not uncommon for key IT staff members not wanting to relocate to resign.  As an IT manager, you must be aware of the land mines that await you on IT relocation projects.  For one such critical land mine, See IT Pros - Don't be Left in the Dust on IT Server Room Design.  As an architect, please be aware that we can provide assistance to your client and speed the production of the design and construction drawings.  

CIO, IT and Facility Managers - ABR Consulting Group, Inc. plans and relocates "MISSION CRITICAL" data center facilities.   Over 80 data center/server rooms relocated.  17 years in business, 30 years in the IT/IS trade.  (See our Customer List)

ABR Consulting Group, Inc. is the firm many companies retain to assist management in planning and managing their projects.  Quite simply, we're the extra pair of hands you need to assist you with producing all equipment drawings and layouts for the architects and engineers, project management, communications cable design and the planning and relocation of your computer room, server room, labs and all other specialized IT spaces.  Our skills are so diverse on IT relocation projects that it is not uncommon for just one of our staff consultants to produce work for the facilities group, the MIS/DP group and the telecom/network group.  One of our small teams can manage the entire project with minimal oversight by your staff.  Please see ABR Does So Much More.

What We Can Do For You - The following is a list of typical services that we perform for our customers: 

  • Budget preparation for major IT and network relocation projects.  

  • Development of architectural program requirements, specifications and drawings for data centers (IBM, legacy, etc.), server rooms, co-location data centers, telecommunications areas, entrance facilities, labs and other high-technology areas.  See Architects & Engineers

  • ABR expertly designs communication cabling systems for large buildings, multi-building campuses, major computer/server/network rooms, fiber/copper entrance facilities and MAN/WAN networks.  Please visit Communications Cabling Design for our list of services

  • Production of the IT equipment power and cooling profile for the architect, electrical engineer and mechanical engineer.

  • Planning and management of the voice and data circuit migration plan.

  • Planning and management of the IT equipment and network migration plan.  Please visit Equipment Migration for details.

  • Complete development of the equipment project plan. 

  • Management (or assistance) in the physical relocation of all IT and network equipment.

On many projects, we serve as on-site project managers to attend design meetings, design the communications cabling infrastructure, oversee the installation of the communications cabling system and to plan and manage the migration of all IT and network equipment.  We are experts at producing the drawings and planning documentation for our projects.  ABR management and the management of our associate partners have 20-30 years experience in the MIS/DP and network industry as management, consultants and project managers. No company, no matter how large, can put a more experienced team on your relocation project.  

Don't wait too long to call us.  Delay in producing communications cabling drawings, computer room equipment layouts and power and cooling profiles for the architects and engineers invites huge change orders.  Hint: The design team will finalize their construction drawings, go to bid, and order the long-lead HVAC, UPS and generator systems without you.  See IT Pros - Don't be Left in the Dust on IT Server Room Design

The ABR Consulting Group, Inc. is 100% Independent.  We have vast experience and we have great recommendations but we neither market nor sell any products or services other than our own consulting and project management services.  Our loyalty is to our customers. 
   
Contact us at www.abrconsulting.com 
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:  925.872.5523  Fax:  916.478.2814